Misfit

I’m a misfit. I’m not the common misfit though. Not the one who scares people away. I’m just quiet. I don’t fit into a real group at school. There’s the jocks, the popular kids, the band geeks, the regular geeks, the artsy people, the geeky artists, and then there are people like me. The ones…

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Ornament

I hang the final bobble on the tree, eyes shining like the hundreds of lights. The pine spins slowly on its pedestal, happy to be the center of attention. Happy to be celebrated and wanted in every household. I can’t even think of a year where we didn’t have a Christmas tree that touched the…

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Wild

Seemingly shrouded in black Mysterious like smoke  Yet powerful like a thundercloud They are humanity An elegant being Wrapped in dark satin Representing both  Life and death At the core they are red Like flitting flame  Or rushing blood The red portrays energy And strength like that of a thunderbolt The strike of their power…

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Legend

“Once upon a time-” “You’re really starting the story with that?” my friend asks. “Yeah, why not?” “Don’t you think it’s a bit… Cliche?” I sigh. “There is a story of a man who was seen as a hero among his people. How about that?” “Better.” “Alright, so this man was called Isaac the Great.…

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Overgrown

I make a path through the lawn, grass tickling my legs as I look at the house. It’s paint is old, peeling and yellowed. The shingles are chipped and missing, the windows coated in thick layers of dust.  No one has been here in years. No one willing to stay and keep it clean, keep…

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Ash

The fire dims as the ash piles into a small mound, the grey mixed with orange embers. I watch with fascinated eyes, quill and book in hand as I scribble down notes. This species was hard to find, only the best wizards and philosophers having them in their possession, none willing to let me observe.…

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Dragon

I walk through the dripping cavern, ducking down from the stalactites as I move towards the glowing embers. My hand stays tight on my sword, breath wavering as I make it to the mouth of the cave. My eyes shine with a thousand specks of gold, the mountains of coins bright like the fires around…

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Snow

I look up at the sky at a thousand falling specks, the cold dots sticking to my eyelashes and clothes. This is the first time I’ve truly seen snow. Sure I’ve seen it in movies but that’s not something you can touch. It’s not something you can form into a ball and feel the weight…

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Pattern

We go through patterns in our lives Have a vision Figure out the steps Take the steps Complete the goal We are on a constant record loop The subjects of our goals the only thing to change The people who help us The objects we use Even after all these patterns All these repeats of…

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Swing

I watch the pitcher closely, the brim of my hat shielding the rays as he lines up for his shot. The entire stadium is silent, like vultures circling prey. If someone sneezed now it would be heard on Mars.  I let out a breath, eyes on the ball as I hit my bat on the…

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